November 2, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The UN on Sunday observed the first International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists after the resolution to do so was adopted in December of last year. The date commemorates the assassination of two French journalists, Gislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon, in Mali in 2013. The ...[read more]
February 23, 2014
by Brent Nesbitt
JURIST Guest Columnist Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier of the CUNY School of Law argues that public opinion and litigation worked together to protect the constitutional rights of individuals in recent suits regarding New York's stop-and-frisk law ...During the tumultuous year of 1968, a few days after the ...[read more]
January 16, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The trial of four Hezbollah members accused of perpetrating a terrorist attack that killed former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri and 21 others in 2005 began Thursday before the UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) .The trial is being held in absentia as the four accused men, Salim ...[read more]
November 29, 2013
by Michael Roberts
The Balkans is a region in southern Europe that stretches from Croatia to Bulgaria and derives its names from the Balkan Mountains. The region was invaded in the 14th century by the Ottoman Empire, which ruled for nearly 500 years. In 1878, the signing of the Treaty of Berlin redefined the Balkan ...[read more]
November 27, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
General Amadou Haya Sanogo, the leader of the March 2012 coup that plunged Mali into civil war, was arrested on Wednesday on charges of murder, complicity to murder, assassination and kidnapping. According to one of the arresting soldiers, Sanogo had repeatedly ignored summons by the Malian ...[read more]
October 29, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The pre-trial judge for the UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) on Monday transferred the case files for Ayyash et al. to the trial chamber, marking the start of the transition to the trial phase. Four Hezbollah militants were indicted in 2011 on charges including terrorism and ...[read more]
October 10, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) on Thursday indicted Hassan Merhi on charges including terrorism and intentional homicide in a 2005 truck bombing that killed former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri and 21 others. Merhi is charged with helping to create a video claiming false ...[read more]
August 20, 2013
by Endia Vereen
A Pakistani court on Tuesday officially charged former president Pervez Musharraf with murder, conspiracy to commit murder and facilitation of murder in the 2007 death of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. Bhutto, who was the first prime minister of any Islamic nation, was killed at a rally ...[read more]
July 26, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Thursday condemned the assassination of Tunisian opposition leader and member of the National Constituent Assembly, Mohamed Brahmi. Brahmi was shot dead outside his home in Tunis, sparking protests throughout the country. Pillay called upon ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Although the protests that ousted Mubarak in 2011 bore similarities to protests across the region known as the Arab Spring, the country has not always been in lockstep with the politics of other Middle Eastern countries. A historic peace deal brokered in 1979 by US President Jimmy Carter between ...[read more]

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